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Private Prosecutions: A Potential Anticorruption Tool in English Law

Private prosecution may offer opportunities in combating corruption, when the criminal actor is part of the state, and state actors may be reluctant to act.

CICIG: A Discussion in Guatemala City

The Open Society Justice Initiative launches the Spanish edition of a report telling the story of the UN-backed institution that helped ignite mass protests in Guatemala and eventually bring down its president.

Lessons from Qui Tam Litigation in the United States

Private whistleblower legal complaints, or qui tam actions, have been successful in the United States, but it is a challenging model to emulate.

The Investigative Journalism Collaboration That Produced the Panama Papers

The bombshell reports detailing how offshore companies enable financial secrecy were made possible by a global effort of hundreds of journalists working in tandem.

The Message of the Panama Papers

The massive data leak reveals how vast amounts of wealth are secretly moved around the world. Now, political leaders must close the loopholes that allow this to happen.

Dealing a Blow to Ukraine’s Soviet-Style Public Spending Corruption
An online transparency tool that pulls back the curtain on public procurements is already saving the government money.

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